For credit union executives, these are exciting times

ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Numbers don’t lie, and the statistics suggest that credit unions are growing within the United States. Membership at credit unions increased by 0.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015, according to the Credit Union National Association. During the 12 months from April 2014 to March 2015, membership rose 2.9 percent, well above the national population growth, which saw a 0.7 percent increase.For credit union executives, this is wonderful news. The more members a credit union has, the more money at its disposal to hire employees, hand out loans and help members make investments. However, executives should know that while more Americans than ever before are choosing to join credit unions, these same people are changing how they invest their money.Credit card debt droppingOne of the biggest changes in thinking among American consumers concerns debt. Paying off debt is an issue the affects many people. The average American owes more than $7,000 in credit card debt, according to financial blog NerdWallet. If citizens with no debt are eliminated from the equation, then the average person has an outstanding credit card balance of more than twice that, a total of $15,706. continue reading » read more

The Jam Man cruises to victory in Troytown Chase | Racing News

first_imgMcNally said: “I’m emotional after winning that. We hoped he could do that, but whether he could do it over fences or not was another thing as he’s only a pony.“Going around the paddock against those big horses, he was dwarfed. I walked the track early, I went down to the last and then to the open ditch and thought ‘am I wise doing what I’m doing’?“Paul was majestic on him and the horse was unbelievable. We’re so proud of him to jump around there the way he did.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Fit from a recent spell on the Flat – including a victory on his latest outing at York last month – The Jam Man was a heavily supported 5-2 favourite for his shrewd connections, and ultimately got the job done with the minimum of fuss.With champion jockey Paul Townend in the saddle, the seven-year-old was settled towards the rear for much of the three-mile contest before making smooth headway before the home turn.The Jam Man cruised to the front in the straight and pulled right away between the final two fences – passing the winning line 18 lengths clear of Roaring Bull, with Scoir Mear and Discordantly third and fourth respectively.- Advertisement – The Jam Man made the most of a lenient mark over fences with a wide-margin victory in the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase at Navan.Ronan McNally’s charge has a rating of 143 over hurdles following seven victories, but returned to the larger obstacles for the first time since winning at Cartmel in June of last year a stone lower in the weights.- Advertisement – McNally is enjoying an excellent campaign, having also trained both The Trigger and Dreal Deal to win five races in a row since July, and the trainer is keen to pay tribute to his young son Kian, or ‘Tubbs’ as he is affectionately known.He added: “It’s a pity for ‘Tubbs’, who is at home. It would have been unbelievable if he was here as he does a lot of work with him at home. It’s a pity he’s not able to share it with us.“We’ve had a great run of it, but we put a lot of work into it and a lot of money into it. I think we deserve the success we get, the horses are treated brilliantly and they are are rewarding us for the care we give them.”On future plans for The Jam Man, McNally said: “I could see him going back to England now. There is a Grade Three (hurdle race) at Haydock and a Grade One at Ascot.“We’ve unfinished business from last year as that wasn’t his run in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham (finished ninth). He had aspergillus when he ran in that and I’d love to go back and have another crack.“I’m not saying he’s good enough for a Grade One, but I’d love to go back and give him a chance when he’s healthy and see how he goes.“I don’t think he’s scopey enough to be a Grade One horse over fences. Paul said there if he hadn’t been well handicapped over fences and he had to go looking for big jumps towards the end, you could have been in trouble.”Townend had earlier produced N’Golo with a well-time late run to claim the Grade Three For Auction Novice Hurdle for Willie Mullins.Despite having won two of his three previous starts over obstacles for the champion trainer, the grey was a 9-1 shot for his latest assignment, but finished with a flourish to score by a length and a half from Annexation.Hot favourite Eskylane was only fifth.“It worked out for us. The tongue-tie probably helped on that ground,” said Townend.“I think he’s stepped up today, to carry the penalty, and it was a nice performance out of him.“He could go further, definitely, and even today we thought in that grade, two miles might be sharp enough for him.”There was a thrilling climax to the opening Ladbrokes Giving Extra Places Every Day Maiden Hurdle, with Noel Meade’s 6-4 shot Joshua Webb edging out even-money favourite Grangeclare Native by a head under Sean Flanagan.The stewards called an inquiry after the pair came close together in the closing stages, but the placings remained unaltered.Meade said: “I’d say he’s a nice horse. He’ll go on for a novice now and we’ll see what way the handicapper rates him.”last_img read more

Jubilation as Man Utd ready to sign Ighalo for £15m

first_img According to Sportsmail report, Ighalo’s temporary move from Shanghai Shenhua is set to end a month earlier than most loan deals. United may have to negotiate an extension with the Chinese club if the Premier League season — on hold until the end of April —continues into June, although world players’ union FIFPro is working on a solution to the contract uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis.Either way, there is already a willingness at Old Trafford to sign Ighalo permanently after the former Watford striker scored four goals in his first eight matches.Shanghai are prepared to sell Ighalo and have put a £15m valuation on the player, who will be 31 in June. They did not ask for a loan fee in January because United agreed to contribute £130,000 a week towards Ighalo’s wages of £300,000 a week.Ighalo was initially seen as a stop-gap signing after United failed with a bid to bring in Bournemouth’s Josh King on deadline day.However, he has impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with his performances after having to train alone due to concerns over his arrival from Shanghai at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China.Discussing his contract situation at the weekend, Ighalo said: ‘Talking about other things now would not only be selfish but terribly insensitive.United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) has been impressed with his performancesRead Also: Ighalo’s wife talks tough amid divorce row with Man Utd forward‘The challenge before us is not a football one, but a global one. You can’t put football before health challenges.’After United’s win against LASK earlier this month, Solskjaer gave an indication that United were interested in making Ighalo’s move permanent. ‘He will improve and get better,’ said the United boss.‘He has qualities we saw in him that we needed. And we will still need those qualities next season — so let’s see what we will do.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United are ready to sign Odion Ighalo for up to £15million this summer after it emerged the Nigerian striker’s loan runs out on May 31.Advertisement Promoted ContentHe Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A Role9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Tarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?This Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Loading… last_img read more

The Latest: Some European basketball tournaments delayed

first_imgThe Latest: Some European basketball tournaments delayed Associated Press More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Update on the latest sports The regular season of the Europe Cup is now scheduled to begin in January. FIBA had hoped to start the second-tier competition by October.FIBA also says the EuroCup women’s qualifying rounds have been pushed back to December. The regular season is scheduled to begin in January.FIBA still hopes to start its women’s EuroLeague on time with the regular season scheduled to begin in mid-October.The FIBA Europe board will next meet in October and will discuss holding its competitions in single-venue “bubbles.”___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Some European basketball club competitions have been rescheduled because of various coronavirus restrictions on the continent. September 2, 2020last_img read more